what’s your Walk Score?

Yesterday I wrote about the qualitative benefits of living in a place with high walkability.  Now I can put a number to it: 91.

That’s my Walk Score, calculated at www.walkscore.com.

It’s a tool for the real estate industry, which calculates things near an address, like stores and schools, etc.  I don’t know if it takes into account public transportation… But it’s a start!

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3 Responses to what’s your Walk Score?

  1. Bartek says:

    My walk score is 35. That’s not so bad. This service can be rather useful especially for those who are going to buy a house or just want to estimate their present location. I have also tried one more service at http://drivescore.fizber.com/. It is called Drive Score. With the help of it you can see how close establishments are by car. My result is 50. Drive Score calculates your score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. The greater the number of businesses nearby the higher the drive score.

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  3. FSBO says:

    I believe that walk score is cool, but nowadays more and more people prefer to drive cars. Homes are often located in an area where some establishments are easier to get to by car than on foot. I’ve recently found a type of service on http://drivescore.fizber.com/ which is called Drive Score. It shows a map of what establishments are in your neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. It doesn’t mean that drive score is better than walk score – they are equal and both necessary in the modern life!

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